Education Department

Wagner College’s Education Department has a long history of preparing students to become excellent educators of youth from all backgrounds and abilities.

Our initial licensure programs are designed to provide strong curricular grounding in disciplinary subjects, deep knowledge of education content and pedagogy, and intensive field-based experiences to allow students to put their knowledge into practice. Our graduates are proud teachers and leaders in public, charter, and private schools across the tri-state area, making a difference in future lives of youth every day. Come talk with us about how a career in education through Wagner College might be right for you.

The Education Department at Wagner College has prepared excellent educators for service in the Tri-State area for over 60 years by providing programs based in current theory and research, requiring a strong disciplinary and general education knowledge base for candidates, and providing students with an exceptional range of field experiences to hone their craft.  

The program has long been committed to inclusive education; as a result, our programs provide dual certification in both general and special education in all areas where licenses exist for both fields. Our selective application requirements and personalized educational environment assure you of a quality learning experience.

Undergraduate Program

The Department offers 12 undergraduate dual majors leading to dual certification in Childhood and Special Education.

Graduate Programs

Accepting Applications – All of our graduate programs are 1 year cohort programs.
Current undergraduate students interested in continuing on to our Masters programs can do a 4 + 1 program. See admissions or an education advisor for more information.

The Department offers the following:

  • Early Childhood and Special Education Masters of Science Birth-2nd Grade (advanced certification only)
  • Elementary Education and Special Education Grades 1-6 (initial certification)
  • Adolescent/Special Education -Grades 7-12 (initial certification)


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